Zeta continued to weaken this afternoon but remains a strong tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds are estimated around 50 mph with stronger gusts. Zeta’s speed continues to increase as well, now moving to the northeast around 55 mph.
Zeta is expected to continue to track out to sea and be well away from the US by Friday morning.
Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings remain in place from the Carolinas into the Mid-Atlantic.
Storm surge warnings have been dropped but coastal flood advisories remain in effect from Louisiana through the Big Bend of Florida.
Zeta Mexico and U.S. Landfalls
Hurricane #Zeta makes landfall along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico just north of Tulum with estimated maximum winds of 80 mph. Follow the latest information at https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/81KUM0oQ5o
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 27, 2020
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft
indicates that #Zeta is making landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana with maximum sustained winds around 110 mph. https://t.co/bDPuXcHB38 pic.twitter.com/nasEYuctx4
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 28, 2020
Zeta was the last named storm of the 2005 hurricane season, the only other year the Greek alphabet has been used during a hurricane season. Hurricane season runs through November 30th.
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